In an event akin to a major error in a baseball game, a recent legislative decision by the Democratic state legislators in California stirred controversy. The legislators initially balked at a bill that proposed harsher punishments for repeat offenders of child sex trafficking, creating a scenario that had political implications and public backlash.
Two months ago, the state Senate unanimously passed SB 14, a bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker. The bill aimed to escalate penalties for those repeatedly found guilty of child sex trafficking. Presently, sex trafficking is regarded as a non-serious felony in the state. SB 14 aimed to change that, labeling it as a ‘serious’ felony when children are involved. The importance of this change cannot be overstated – it would bring crime under California’s “three strikes” law, significantly extending prison sentences for repeated offenders.
However, the Assembly Public Safety Committee seemed to stall the bill’s progress. This committee has often been a graveyard for bills aiming to toughen sentences. Many of its members believe that harsher sentencing could lead to prison overcrowding and disproportionately affect people of color.
This viewpoint, however, led to a public outcry. The public argued that child sex trafficking is an abhorrent crime that demands stringent penalties, regardless of broader discussions about prison reform. Caught between public outrage and the principles of criminal justice reform, the Democratic lawmakers found themselves in a precarious situation.
Luckily, Governor Gavin Newsom and Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas intervened, urging a reevaluation of the bill to prevent a potential political backlash. Following their intervention, the Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to progress the bill to the Appropriations Committee, marking a reversal in their earlier stance.
This political drama in California highlights how lawmakers often must navigate a careful line between principles, party lines, public sentiment, and the practical implications of legislation. Just like a baseball game, the rules of politics are simple on the surface but can become complex in practice. As this saga shows, when the public pushes back too hard, lawmakers have to adjust their stance, or they risk losing the game.
ImLive Unveils GROUPCAMS on Mobile for the Ultimate DOUBLE Webcam Experience
[ANDORRA] – [07/12/23] ImLive, leading provider in adult webcam experiences, is thrilled to
announce the expansion of its mobile offerings with the introduction of the highly anticipated
GroupCam feature. Now, users can enjoy an exhilarating DOUBLE video chat, engaging with two hosts simultaneously from the palm of their hand.
ImLive’s commitment to enhancing the mobile experience takes a giant leap with the migration of GroupCams, previously exclusive to desktop users. This popular feature revolutionizes user engagement, offering a unique and immersive webcam experience.
GroupCams empowers users to select a second ImLive host from their favourites list, creating a virtual threesome experience. The split-screen feature enables engagement with both hosts via live chat, tipping, and the activation of hosts’ connected vibrators. It is an unparalleled opportunity for users to elevate their webcam experience.
Participating in GroupCams opens new horizons for hosts. Increased visibility, more chat requests, and enhanced revenue possibilities contribute to elevated earnings, improved member retention and much more fun. The feature also enables hosts to see each other’s streams to coordinate and connect more effectively during the live GroupCam chats.
ImLive remains committed to providing the best webcam experiences. Stay tuned for the 2024 Q1 roadmap, featuring exciting UI & UX upgrades to further enhance the mobile and desktop
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Le Shaw: Byborg Enterprises Unveils Visionary Leaders to Revolutionize Sexual Health Research
LUXEMBOURG, December 6, 2023 — Byborg Enterprises SA proudly announces the appointment of not one, but two distinguished leaders to spearhead its groundbreaking International Sexual Health and Wellness Research Institute. In addition to the industry
luminary Bobbi Bidochka, Dr. Simon Dubé has been named Scientific Director, bringing his expertise in psychology, groundbreaking research in human sexuality, erobotics, and space sexology.
The newly appointed Director of the International Sexual Health and Wellness Research Institute, Bobbi Bidochka, renowned for her multifaceted background spanning academia, business, venture capital, and the SexTech industry, brings unparalleled experience to the role. As the co-chair of The Academic Congress on Love and Sex with Robots and the author of “Sexual Intelligence in Business,” Bobbi is a force of innovation in the field.
Bobbi Bidochka holds a graduate degree in Sex Sociology from the University of Ottawa, and her commitment to transforming public perceptions surrounding Sexual Health and Wellness has been unwavering throughout her career. Recognized as a sex-positive feminist, Bobbi is dedicated to driving positive change in society through open and objective discussions about sexuality.
Dr. Dubé, with a Ph.D. in Psychology from Concordia University and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute, is renowned for his pioneering contributions to the fields of human sexuality and beyond. His leadership ethos, fostering innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and championing diversity and inclusion, aligns seamlessly with Byborg’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of research in sexual health and wellness.
As Scientific Director, Dr. Dubé will lead collaborations with world-class researchers, focusing on the exploration of sextech, sex work, and sexology. His appointment marks an exciting new chapter in Byborg’s journey, promising a future of groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in the realm of sexual health.
Julianna Adam, Managing Director Operations of Le Shaw’s parent company, Byborg Enterprises SA, expressed enthusiasm about the appointments: “Bobbi’s credentials and history are truly impressive and a great fit for us. We are thrilled to have her and Dr. Dubé spearhead our new Sexual Health and Wellness Institute. Their knowledge and expertise will prove invaluable in helping us reach our goals and provide exceptional care and support to our community.”
Byborg Enterprises SA has recently launched its first-of-its-kind research center, dedicated to merging academic research, in-depth studies, empirical data, and independent funding. In collaboration with prestigious organizations such as the Kinsey Institute, Le Shaw aims to provide objective research that challenges societal norms and removes the social stigma surrounding sexual health topics.
The organization’s main goal is to lead conversations on sensitive questions related to sexuality openly and objectively, directing the discourse towards a more informed, data and science centric, sex-positive world.
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Byborg Enterprises SA is a premium online entertainment company that is redefining
the future of human interaction and reshaping digital relationships through innovative
technology. Our company was founded with a global mindset, aimed at reaching every
corner of the world. With over 40 million monthly users of our streaming and
technology products, we enable people to interact with each other 24/7.
LiveJasmin Announces New Safety Measure: The Video Statement
LiveJasmin has recently announced a new safety initiative designed to ensure the well-being and security of its community. To maintain a safe and legitimate environment, LiveJasmin is introducing a mandatory Video Statement for all active models on the platform.
The essence of this new policy is to verify and confirm the models’ conscious decision to work on LiveJasmin. In the coming weeks, upon logging into JasminCam, models will find detailed instructions on creating and submitting this Video Statement. This process is part of LiveJasmin’s commitment to upholding the highest safety standards and fostering a secure digital space for its models and users.
It’s important to note that failure to provide the requested video may result in limitations regarding a model’s ability to go online and continue its activities on the platform. Therefore, LiveJasmin encourages all models to promptly adhere to this request, enabling them to continue benefiting from the platform’s lucrative opportunities.
LiveJasmin assures its community that this measure is taken with the utmost respect for the privacy and autonomy of its models, with the sole purpose of enhancing safety and authenticity on the site. The platform remains dedicated to supporting its models in terms of financial success and providing a secure and respectful environment.